Advice for Replica Pistol Owners
Owning a Replica Gun or Replica Pistol in Australia, or indeed any other Replica Weapon brings with it important legal and ethical responsibilities not to cause public alarm, and to comply with the laws of your own State.
In QLD and Western Australia metal replica pistols and rifles with working actions (as we sell on this site) are legal to own and display privately and / or legally without license or exemption. Other States vary greatly and it is CRITICAL to know the laws of your own State or Territory.
Even if you live in QLD or WA, or have licenses and exemptions in other States or Territories some simple common-sense rules are a must:
NEVER TAKE A REPLICA / ANYTHING THAT LOOKS LIKE A REAL WEAPON OUT IN PUBLIC WITHOUT A LAWFUL EXCUSE
DISPLAY AND SECURE THEM IN SUCH A WAY SO AS TO NOT CAUSE PUBLIC ALARM
EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE NON-FIRING REPLICAS, ENCOURAGE FIREARM SAFE HANDLING TO INCULCATE GOOD HABITS FOR THOSE WHO MAY ONE DAY HANDLE THE REAL THING
Responsible ownership, display and handling or replica pistols and other replica weapons will encourage those States with fair regulations to keep them in place, and perhaps encourage those with stricter regulations to gradually see the benefits of safe collecting.
Failure to do so can mean a tougher time for law-abiding collectors, and fines and even gaol time for those who do the wrong thing.
Before buying a replica weapon of any form it is critical to do your homework and ensure that you are in 100% compliance with your own State or Territory law first.
With that in mind here are the websites and contacts to check before you buy. Happy Collecting.
CHECKING ON LOCAL LAWS IN AUSTRALIAN STATES
FOR REPLICA WEAPONS
ACT: 02 6256 7747, firstname.lastname@example.org / www.afp.gov.au
NSW: 1300 362 562, email@example.com / www.police.nsw.gov.au
NT: 08 8922 3541, firstname.lastname@example.org / www.nt.gov.au/pfes
QLD: 07 3015 7777, email@example.com / www.police.qld.gov.au
SA: 08 8204 2495, firstname.lastname@example.org / www.sapolice.sa.gov.au
TAS: 03 6230 2720, email@example.com / www.police.tas.gov.au
VIC: 1300 651 645, firstname.lastname@example.org / www.police.vic.gov.au
WA: 08 9223 7000, email@example.com / www.police.wa.gov.au